A growing number of people in our region are being diagnosed with lesions, also called nodules, on their lungs.
Because lung nodules can be a sign of lung cancer, it's important to determine early on whether they are cancerous. Lung cancers diagnosed at earlier stages can be treated much more effectively than cancers caught later.
Through early diagnosis and treatment in those who have or are suspected to have lung nodules, this program was built to help you beat lung cancer and reverse this upward trend.
By providing quick access to a team of Wellmont Medical Associates and Wellmont Cancer Institute specialists, we can catch, treat and monitor potential problem spots as early as possible.
Early signs and symptoms of lung cancer include:
Other factors can put you at risk, such as:
To ensure lung cancer is detected early and patients are well cared for throughout their treatment and recovery, the program offers many benefits:
*The dedicated lung nodule navigator is a critical part of this program. She not only helps schedule patient appointments, including necessary diagnostic testing. She strives to keep patients informed, educated and involved in the process every step of the way. Based on test findings, the navigator also leads the care team in designing a personalized treatment plan for each patient.
When lung nodules are determined to be cancerous, the team – not just a single physician or caregiver – determines the best plan of action.
Lung cancer patients move quickly and easily into the cancer institute's comprehensive treatment program.
Those who don't have cancer may stay in the lung nodule program for further monitoring, as directed by their physicians, to help ensure cancer doesn't develop later. This stage of care is where wellness and risk reduction programs, such as smoking cessation and other lifestyle modification assistance, come into play.
If you’re looking for more information or have questions about the Wellmont Cancer Institute, please contact us or speak to your primary care provider.
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